Saturday, May 21, 2011

A new set does the trick

The week ends (or starts) with a positive note. I’ve sewn something that I love, that is quick, isn’t it? A new lingerie set in 1.5 evening. It fits, I’m very satisfied with the result.  It doesn’t bring me closer to what garment I want to sew next (still feeling undecisive about that, I will take my time), but it’s nice to have sewn this. I can’t imagine myself not sewing, but the results of the past months (I even remembered two other projects that were no success) were not encouraging. This cleanses the palette and will hopefully be the first of more positive experiences in sewing again.

For those of you interested in some more details the following pictures.

The bridge has a seam center front, as to make it possible to have the scalloped edge of the lace on the bottom.

The scallop of the lace looks to be round here, but it has a seam at the bottom of the cup, which is far from obvious. How I do the elastic on the inside of such a scallop edge I have described in this post.

The inside. The sidepanel, bottom and side cup have a non-elastic layer to stabilize. This is also transparent and exactly the same color as the base fabric of the lace, so you can hardly see it in the pictures. I keep my seam allowances in the cup a bit wider than usual. If it is trimmed very short, the embroidery will come loose easily (how I know??)

My bridge has to be very narrow. This is how I overlap the chanelling for the wires. The wires go up till the top, but the second row of topstitching ends lower, where the two channels meet.

The “downward hike” as described by Beverly Johnson is my default back now.

36 comments:

Texan said...

Stunning! I can't even think of words to say how pretty your lingerie set is! Wonderful work you do!

meli88a said...

I am in awe. This lingerie set is so pretty and feminine. Did you embroider all of the fabric and lace?

Cindy said...

Lovely. Lingerie is such a personal special touch. It was a timely post because I have been wanting to try undergarments ESP bra/panty sets. Thank you for your tutorials. I have been reading all of them and a bit overwhelmed. If you have any advice to how to jump in or a specific resource to use...pls let me know! Thanks for sharing.

Karin said...

Very impressive! They are so pretty and feminine. I cannot imagine making lingerie.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I am always in awe of the amazing lingerie sets that you make. Palette cleanser indeed!

JoanneM said...

Truly lovely.

Handmade said...

Amazing and very pretty!

katherine h said...

Very pretty. Hopefully this sets you on your way to many more satisfying projects.

shams said...

Just beautiful! Your lingerie drawer must be filled with beauties. :)

Nancy K said...

It's gorgeous. You really have a great touch with these.

Lori said...

Beautiful lingerie set.

Karin said...

It's a lovely set, very pretty!

Alexandra said...

Stunningly beautiful! You make the most gorgeous lingerie.

Gail said...

Your lingerie is very similar to Simone Perele - very classy but expensive in Australia.

Anonymous said...

You are amazing :-).

karin said...

Lovely!
I live too far from Kantjeboord or maybee not so I still have money left at the end of the month ( at least sometimes...)

Jos said...

Sometimes you need a 'feel good' project and this is one of them. You will find your mojo back again!

Love the lightness of this set, enjoy wearing it!

Summerset said...

Just beautiful - yes, I believe this is just what you needed!

SEWN said...

So beautiful!!! You make the most gorgeous things.

Mary Beth said...

Gorgeousness! Nothing succeeds like success!

Leslie said...

Beautiful!

Jane M said...

A vision of loveliness and a great feeling of success. Perfect combination.

ELMO said...

Can you make mine for me? :) Absolutely beautiful. One day I will have to make it over there to visit the Kantjeboord.

nowaks nähkästchen said...

That is so beautiful!

The lace and the result, of course.

(We should have the next PR meeting at kantjeboord.....)

Diana 'poetsie' said...

Mooie set, heel chique!

Isabelle said...

What a beautiful set! All the details are great. I am glad you are happy with your sewing again.

fotomarieke said...

Wat is deze prachtig geworden!
Quickie/Marieke

Gabrielle said...

Oh that's a beautiful set - just eye candy! I wish I had your skills!

Marian said...

Wat een liefelijk setje..heel zacht en sereen, prachtig!!
en in 1.5 avond dat is erg snel vind ik, ik doe er gemiddeld wel langer over.

mamafiore said...

That looks gorgeous. It looks like a high end bra that you'd pay 50.00 for. I am in total awe. My jaw dropped. Is there a lingerie book that you can recommend? Brandy

FWD said...

WOW! That is some serious handiwork lady! I'm jealous.

Pat said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!! So inspiring!!

Pat said...

Beautiful!! Very Inspiring!!!

Bonny D said...

Oh Sigrid! Again another beauty! Did you double layer the bottom cup piece? With the same, or power net?
Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Sigrid - Your bra set is absolutely beautiful! Fun and pretty and very rewarding. I keep promising my self I will get back to bra sewing soon... but since I've had new job hours and lots of exercising, I just can't seem to squeeze it in between the rest... especially since the last bra was a fit dud and I need to do a new pattern muslin... once I get the fit perfected, I know the sewing will be fine, but I don't have a fit-ready pattern right now. You are SEW inspiring!

Speedy; sunshine said...

wow. I am totally impressed. You would never know this didn't come from a high end shop. Really gorgeous. I'd sure take lessons from you.